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AiB - Debtor Contribution Orders and Debt Arrangement Schemes statistics: FOI release

Published: 30 Mar 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Mar 2020
AiB - Debtor Contribution Orders and Debt Arrangement Schemes statistics: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000020696
Date received: 11 Mar 2020
Date responded: 26 Mar 2020
Information requested

You asked for the following information:

A. How many Debtor Contribution Orders have been awarded, by calendar year, in the period 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

And in respect of same;
i) How many of those have successfully completed?
ii) How many of those are ongoing?
iii) How many of those have been adjusted downwards (including to nil) as a result of a change in circumstances
iv) How many of those have failed to complete due to a change in circumstances or without cooperation?

B. How many Debt Arrangement Schemes were entered into, by year, in the period 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

And in respect of same,
i) remains current, and
ii) have been terminated due to non-payment due to a change in circumstances or noncooperation?

Response

A. How many Debtor Contribution Orders have been awarded, by calendar year, in the period 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

The number of Debtor Contribution Orders (DCOs) set for creditor petition and full administration cases is shown in the following table.

Please note that the total number of DCOs presented here is lower than the number of creditor petitions and full administrations reported in the official, quarterly Scottish Insolvency Statistics publication. These figures are based on data extracted from live database at a different point in time. The quarterly statistics are the definitive source Also note that the data for the calendar year 2015 is limited and therefore is excluded from the table below.

Summary of the Debtor Contribution Orders (DCOs) for Creditor Petition and Full Administration cases(1) by the calendar year of awarded date: Scotland, since 2016

  2016 2017 2018 2019
Number of original DCOs set (including nil)(2) 2,557 2,441 2,292 2,261
Number of positive (original) DCOs set(3) 696 856 732 756
of which:        
Completed(4) 192 151 61 0
Ongoing(4) 504 705 671 756
Number of positive DCOs that have been
adjusted downwards at least once(3)
182 200 159 138

Source: Administrative data, Accountant in Bankruptcy

(1) Based on available data for creditor petitions and full administrations. The total number of DCOs presented here is lower than the number of creditor petitions and full administrations reported in the official, quarterly Scottish Insolvency Statistics publication. These figures are based on data extracted from live database at a different point in time. The quarterly statistics are the definitive source.

(2) Note some cases do include at least one variation of DCO. However, figures are based on the number of original DCOs set only.

(3) Including DCOs which are set at more than £0.

(4) The "completed" outcome of DCOs is based on the successful discharge of both debtor and trustee. Else, the outcome would be "ongoing".

B. How many Debt Arrangement Schemes were entered into, by year, in the period 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

The number of Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) under the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) by the calendar year of approval date and the outcome status is shown in the following table:

Number of Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) under the Debt Arrangement Scheme by the calendar year of approval date and outcome status (as at December 2019): Scotland, since 2015(1),(2),(3)

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Number of approved DPPs 2,138 2,238 2,356 2,436 2,903
of which:          
Completed 384 239 124 20 3
Live 951 1,274 1,652 2,088 2,830
Revoked 803 725 580 328 70

Source: Administrative data, Accountant in Bankruptcy

(1) Figures presented here are not consistent with the official, headline quarterly statistics. This is because the DAS outcome figures have been compiled at a different point in time using a bespoke data extract from a live database. Note data by outcome status are provisional.

(2) Figures for 2019-20 (April 2019 to December 2019) presented here as part of the calendar year 2019 are provisional until final revisions are made.

(3) Excludes small number of cases that were withdrawn or rejected.

The number of revoked DPPs under the DAS by the calendar year of approval date and the broad revocation reasons is also shown in the following table:

Number of revoked Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) under the Debt Arrangement Scheme by the calendar year of approval date and broad revocation reasons: Scotland, since 2015(1),(2),(3)

Calendar year of approval
date
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Number of revoked DPPs 803 725 580 328 70
of which reason(s):          
Regulation 27/28 breach
(Standard/Discretionary conditions)(4)
673 611 528 302 43
Bankruptcy/Protected Trust Deeds awarded,
invalidation of joint DPPs, and others
130 114 52 26 27

Source: Administrative data, Accountant in Bankruptcy

(1) Figures presented here are not consistent with the official, headline quarterly statistics. This is because the DAS outcome figures have been compiled at a different point in time using a bespoke data extract from a live database. Note data by outcome status are provisional.

(2) Figures for 2019-20 (April 2019 to December 2019) presented here as part of the calendar year 2019 are provisional until final revisions are made.

(3) Excludes small number of cases that were withdrawn or rejected.

(4) See www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2011/141/regulation/28/made for more detailed conditions.

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